SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the Thaicom 8 communications satellite today (May 26) at 5:40 p.m. EDT (2140 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster's first stage will then return to Earth and attempt to land on a robotic ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Watch it all live in the window below, courtesy of SpaceX:
You can also watch the action live directly via SpaceX, at http://www.spacex.com/webcast or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBYC4f79iXc&feature=youtu.be.
SpaceX has pulled off two such ocean landings in the last two months. These touchdowns are part of the company's effort to develop completely reusable rockets, which company founder and CEO Elon Musk has said could slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 100.
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